Diagnostic and Therapeutic Nuclear Medicine
Nashville, Tennessee (Course Fee $1,850)
Course Date: There are no course dates currently scheduled for this course.
An intensive one week course of the instruction dealing with Diagnostic and Therapeutic Nuclear Medicine. The program is intended to emulate the most up-to-date U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (U.S. NRC) “Diagnostic and Therapeutic Nuclear Medicine” Course (course number H-304). The course provides an understanding of basic radiobiology; the facilities and equipment used in nuclear medicine departments; clinical diagnostic and therapeutic procedures involving the administration of radiopharmaceuticals to patients; safe handling of patients and the protection of staff and visitors; area radiation surveys; responsibilities of key personnel; function of the Radiation Safety Committee; licensee ALARA program; and training requirements. Diagnostic and therapeutic reportable events, transport of radioactive materials and emergency procedures and record keeping requirements, quality assurance (for both radiopharmaceuticals and imaging devices), instrument calibrations, and waste storage and disposal are also covered. Opportunities are provided for hands-on activities. Successful attendees will receive a certificate attesting to their demonstrated capabilities as mandated by U.S. NRC course completion requirements. There is to be a written comprehensive final exam. A basic understanding of radiation safety principles is necessary as a prerequisite for attendees.
This course has been awarded 32 Continuing Education Credits by the American Academy of Health Physics. The course will be taught by Dr. Michael Stabin, Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Vanderbilt University.
An outline of this course in PDF format is available here.
Registration – You may register by any of several methods. The preferred method is online registration which you can do by clicking on the link beside the course date. You may also call to register.
HOTEL INFORMATION: The course will be held at the Holiday Inn Select Nashville Vanderbilt, 2613 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203. The phone number for the hotel is 615-327-4707. Please call the hotel directly for the negotiated room rate.